Sprezza

4.8
1060 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Sprezza is a Roman Restaurant and Tavern created by Julian Barsotti, Chris, DJ and Martin Donohoe. The restaurant pays homage to the bustling and energetic Eternal City. Our food draws inspiration from the bold, diverse and comforting cooking of modern Rome, as well as old traditions that date back thousands of years. Our focus is flour and water, and our specialties are Pizza al Taglio, handmade and bronze die extruded pastas. You can expect classics like carbonara, cacio e pepe and Amatriciana executed with sprezzatura. And personal interpretations of Roman cuisine- Inspired by taste memory, the bounties of the 4 seasons and our community and culture. Our craft cocktail program has a focused emphasis on Italian spirits and our wine list is composed of only Southern Italian winemakers. “Tutte le strade portano a Roma.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1060 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipErinC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The turbo special and cacio e Pepe are excellent. Don’t skip dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a special family dinner great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really really good food, but the portions were a bit small

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Authentic Italian Experience! Food was fantastic!

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vipDallasdiner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Don't miss the bucatini and any dish with Sunday gravy.

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KatrinaL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fried olives were a hit , however a dipping sauce would have been a great addition to the appetizer. Food is very good but I but portions are petite , even if you are not a big eater.

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benc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Definitely knew I should try it when a server at another restaurant recommended it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family in town

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Rebecca
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband and I went on a date night here but the atmosphere was a bit sterile. The homemade pasta was excellent. We ordered a salad with grilled lettuce that sounded delicious but it was really bad. The homemade sourdough bread that they serve is amazing. Overall the food was good. I wish they offered 1-2 other main meal options besides pasta and pizza. It would be great to have a choice of something a little healthier. Atmosphere lacks warmth or romance. If they just turned down the lights a little more and put a candle on each table and had better music it would make a world of difference!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent!

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vipMikeD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere - everything was great. Love this place

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful and attentive and the food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

With the open kitchen concept the chefs decided to yell back and forth to each other . Unfortunately it wasn’t the most appropriate conversations. I don’t want to pay top dollar to hear profanity and extraordinarily loud people cooking.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Christmas Eve at Sprezza! Food and drink delicious and service amazing! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was GREAT!

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vipRoccoP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I have been dining here for years. Without fail the food has always been served hot. Piping hot. It’s one of the reasons Sprezza is one of my favorites. Last night all four dishes were served cold. Maybe lukewarm at best. That isn’t good enough.

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CollinB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a top spot for me and my wife. We love the menu that strikes a great balance between the Sprezza staples and fresh new cuisine. The service is always great. The menu is small, but everything, literally everything, is perfect.

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JenaT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went mid-week, so there weren't too many people in the restaurant and it was a nice quiet atmosphere. We sat out on the patio, which was wonderful, and they even offered to bring out a heater for us if we needed it (we did not). The staff was very attentive and helpful, and were able to answer all of our questions about the pasta (all made in-house!) and the wines. Would definitely recommend Sprezza for some great Italian food! The Cacio e Pepe and Bucatini were both stellar, and for dessert the panna cotta is an absolute must.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and walked us through the menu, as it was our first time there. They were amazing and the food was top notch!!

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vipNickD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered 2 pastas - one was good and the other was undercooked. Wine was average. Ambience was very good. Outside patio is very nice. Given the mixed experience on the food, we did not order any dessert.

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WillS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pizza was very good, ravioli was average but the pork belly had an odd sour flavor I didn’t love.
$2.50 for a single can of Coke is silly
Staff was attentive and pleasant

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vipIcouldeatitalianeveryday
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fresh ingredients.

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TylerM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service! Patio is a bit noisy but to be expected next to a busy street.

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vipSidney80203
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!! I want to try the other restaurants in the family!

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vipMichaelL
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Roman Italian restaurant. They have done a great job of offering dishes that are unique to that area of Italy. The pastas are ALL excellent. The wine list is well sourced with wines from Umbria down to Sicily. Very good list. Top notch service, decor and environment which added to an already enjoyable meal. Highly recommended!

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vipTexasZo
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gosh this place is good! The bread & butter is outstanding. Love the pizza & pasta.

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vipDineindallas
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Website said they were open until 10pm. Arrived for 7:15 reservation and after ordering one drink, we were told that the kitchen would be closing soon and the restaurant (which was fairly full) would be closing at 8:30pm. We ordered and appetizer and then chose to leave and had to find another restaurant. Additionally, they were very well staffed but we didn't have a single waiter and we received mixed message and had to wait to order drinks and appetizers. To make matters even worse, the music was too loud. Overall, we had a very negative experience and we will never return.

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vipMitch
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco and the food are both great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I have enjoyed the food at Sprezza before but this time my pasta was incredibly salty. In addition to that, the waiter never even introduced himself and was incredibly rushed with us every time he came to the table (which was not very frequently). It may have been an off night for them, but for the price of the food and the rarity of leaving the house these days it was a major disappointment.

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vipwinedivva
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Neighborhood gem for light Italian fare. Not much ambience but clean and good food and Italian wines. There is a really nice patio for al fresco dining!

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vipmaryfromdallas
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening and the waiter suggested some really nice wines. My only negative is that there is not too much to choose from that is gluten free. Also, portions are fairly small. The restaurant is beautiful and there is a lot of social distance.

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vipAndyg
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, food, wine, service and ambiance all top notch

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vipJoey
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything by chef / owner Julian Barsotti are in the top spots in Dallas. We love that this is not mass produced pastas with heavy cheeses and sauces. Delicate handmade pastas, good cocktails,, and top notch service. Don't come here if you want a huge cheesy lasagna for 8 bucks.

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BenC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great first outing, resturant is nice and food was fresh and different but true to the Italian way. Overall good but felt lacking in Server knowledge between drink options and food choices. Some responses felt canned and the understanding of the prep of the dishes wasn't as educated as hoped when going to an establishment like this. As a sprezza first timer I did not feel I was introduced to the menu items as well as I hoped.

Sprezza
Responded on September 27, 2020

Ben, First of all, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the food but I would love for you to come back so that we can redeem ourselves and provide you with a much more exciting experience! Please email us at info@sprezzadallas or call us at (972)807-9388 to make a reservation. We hope to see you son! Kathya Martinez General Manager

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vipDonnaC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service

Sprezza
Responded on September 27, 2020

Donna! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon. Kathya Martinez General Manager

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StaciO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places in Dallas for fine dining at a reasonable price. The wine list is entirely Italian and extensive. The menu not only changes daily, but also seasonally. The waitstaff is always more than happy to explain the dishes in detail to ensure you have the best experience and get exactly what you will like. I can't say how much I like this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very good service

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viprobjp
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can’t imagine how this restaurant has so many positive reviews, to us it was very average. To start, it is easier to decipher menus in Rome than this restaurant, with all the faux Italian descriptions. After google searching the items, we still had no idea. Seems like they are trying very hard to make you think they are authentic, which they are not.

Basically, the pasta is many variations of heavy cream, cheese and lifeless pasta. 4 ounces of Mac and cheese for $22.

Salad could have been good, but drenching fresh vegies in overbearing mayonnaise based sauce is more macaroni grill then a Roman restaurant.

The restaurant sits on a very busy road so definitely do not choose outside seating unless you want a constant stream of road noise and exhaust fumes. Or better yet, you would be much better off choosing one of the truly good Italian restaurants in the area rather than this fake overpriced/underperforming place.

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RichardS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

service was a little slow..food was terrific..always a good overall experience..one of our favorites

FAQs

Sprezza does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Sprezza also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 807-9388.

Sprezza is rated 4.8 stars by 1060 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.